Nick Cracknell, AICP
City of Portsmouth
Nick Cracknell has over 25 years of planning and urban development experience, including 20 years as a municipal planner and over 5 years in the private sector as a land use consultant to developers and public agencies. Nick provides staff support to the Historic District Commission and assists with a variety of land use and development projects in the city. He was the project coordinator for three form-based zoning projects in the Downtown, North End and West End areas of Portsmouth. He also coordinated the development of Design Guidelines and a 3-D Massing Model for the Historic District. Prior to becoming a city planner in Portsmouth, Nick was a municipal planner in Georgetown and Amesbury, Ma and was the Planning Director for the City of Newburyport, MA. Nick played a key role in coordinating a wide variety of smart growth initiatives in an effort to develop land use regulations to better manage the quality and character of new development so that it fit in with the surrounding context of small-scale, historic seacoast communities.